Pelosi Advises Private Therapy for Democrats Caught in Sex Scandals

By Taylor Knopf | July 25, 2013 | 4:57pm EDT

Anthony Weiner announces his resignation from Congress in 2011. (AP Photo)

( -- When asked about Tuesday's admission by former Congressman and New York mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner that he had engaged in lewd sexting with women after his disgraceful 2011 resignation from Congress, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) called Weiner “clueless” and said  that his actions were “disrespectful” of women.

“Let me just say before I leave that— let me be very clear— the conduct of some of these people that we are talking about here is reprehensible. It is so disrespectful of women, and what’s really stunning about it is they don’t even realize it. They don’t have a clue.

"And it is really, if they are clueless, get a clue. If they need therapy, do it in private,” Pelosi said during her weekly Capitol Hill press conference Thursday.The event was televised on CSPAN.

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However, Pelosi would not say whether she thought Weiner should drop out of the mayoral race, saying that is it up to the people of New York City to decide his political future.

She also criticized San Diego Mayor Bob Filner, another former member of Congress, who is accused of making unwanted sexual advances towards three women.

“I think I have spoken and acted in terms of Anthony Weiner in terms of when he was in the Congress of the United States,” she said. “In his case and the case of Mayor Filner  — clearly they had both admitted they need therapy. I think maybe that therapy could, better be accomplished in private.”

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